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supposed to stay, you're safe. and it is exciting it will be exciting for them, a little scary for them, but because it is steep. but it is not dangerous. if you do what you're supposed to do. >> reporter: too many people don't and ignore safety briefings and warning signs all over the park. >> we can't and don't station a ranger at every possible dangerous location that is out there. people just have to come here and realize what they're getting into and realize that yosemite is nature and it is a very wild place. >> reporter: perhaps the biggest surprise then is that 4 million people visit here every year, and all but a very few of them go home very much alive. casey wian, cnn, yosemite national park, california. topping our news this hour, two americans locked up in iran on spying charges and according to iranian state run media, they have each been sentenced to eight years in prison. iranian officials say the two men crossed the border from iraq illegally. susan candiotti is watching this
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case from new york. >> reporter: this is being reported by state run media and specifically a judiciary source talking with them tell iing the that the two hikers that remain in prison now, shane bauer and josh fattal, have been sentenced as you said to eight years. it is five years for spying as they put it, the words, cooperating with the american intelligence service. and three years each for illegally crossing the border into iran. now, this information, according to the lawyer, for the hikers, they have not officially -- he's not officially been told this yet, so he's still waiting for that and until then is withholding comment. >> and a third american was arrested with fattal and bauer. she was leased last year due to medical reasons. a military jet crashed to the at an air show in the united kingdom. it was one of the royal air force's precision aerobatic team, the red aeros. they were performing at a big
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aviation festival on the coast. no word on the pilot's condition. and rebels battling moammar gadhafi's army say they are in complete control of towns surrounding tripoli. that gadhafi's fuel and supplies are cut off and that a stranglehold is in place that will now tighten. it is the most progress yet claimed by rebels as they push toward tripoli. cnn's sarah sidner and her crew were caught in the middle of a fire fight today. here is her report. >> reporter: just a 40-minute drive from tripoli, rebels battled their way closer to the capital. this is the city of zalwi. even if you couldn't see the fire fight close up, you could hear its deafening sounds reverberating from the city. so it is just getting too close. there are sniper on the tops of
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buildings, loud bangs, artillery fire, morters. we have to get out of here. despite the major battle going on around him, a rebel fighter who did not want to be identified to protect his family was confident of a victory. considering the fighting is fierce here, how long do you think before you're able to push into tripoli? >> hopefully a couple of days. >> reporter: a couple of days? >> a couple of days or one week maybe. >> reporter: you think it will be that soon? >> i think so. we are -- we are in control 80%. >> reporter: but to push forward, they need to secure the whole city where gadhafi's army is doing everything it can to keep hold of this strategically important town. why is this so important? >> because of oil factory. >> reporter: they have one of the last remaining functional oil refineries in the country. and is the most direct supply route to the capital of tripoli. as of now, the rebels have captured the refinery, we are told there is a large amount of oil still left in a storage
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tank. but the opposition fighters say for them this is not about oil. it is about securing their homes and neighborhoods. most of the town is shuttered, abandoned by frightened residents. but some families remain. ♪ this family is staying put, including the children, even though missiles and mortars are falling around their home. >> translator: a person feels unsafe and can't rest because of the ground rockets. they sit us every night. but we are resisting by staying in our homes until liberty. but we do feel fear. especially for the children. >> reporter: she and the rebel fighters are convinced the end of the gadhafi regime is near, but most here agree, trying to take control of nearby tripoli will be one hell of a fight. >> sarah joins us on the phone now. while we seat forces are active there, what about unarmed
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citizens? what are they thinking and feeling and what are they doing to protect themselves through all of this? >> reporter: that's a good question, fredricka. we see a few families, we see children which is shocking in one of these areas where there are bombs falling around their homes and inside the city. they say we're scared and sometimes the children are scared. sometimes they'll go to the basement. sometimes you'll see them up against the wall when they can hear fire fight. but a lot of times what you notice is the children have started to become accustomed almost to this kind of fighting in their city. and that is always hard to take from an adult's perspective, seeing a child who becomes used to seeing men with ak-47s roaming the streets and tanks and it becomes an everyday kind of life with them. sometimes there is fear in their eyes as there should be. there is injuries from that fire fight that you saw in those pictures just a few hours ago. i want to give you an important
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update, fredricka. we were in the city center today, first time we have been able to push in that far. and the troops from the gadhafi forces have now been pushed outside of the city of zawiya. now instead of taking control of 80% of the city, the rebels now appear to have taken control of the entire city of zawiya, a big victory for them today. >> keep us posted. now back in this country, an indiana community is saying good-bye to a hero. funeral services were held today for 49-year-old glen goodrich caught in the middle of this when this stage collapsed at a state fair. goodrich's mother says her son saved the lives of a woman and a child who were near the stage when it fell. goodrich leaves behind a wife and two sons. on to california, a police officer who is a former oakland raiderette filed a lawsuit against the city. she claims she was sexually t t
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harassed and teased for her cheerleader past. >> from first day a rivfe e i a got snickers and comments about the way i looked, the fact i was a prior raiderette. >> we have seen the claim and we don't feel there say lot of merit to her claim and we plan to litigate this vigorously. >> rosensteel is seeking $1.5 million in damages. a 12-year-old atlanta girl is being called a real life nancy drew after cracking a burglary case the police can't. jessica maples had just finished a summer forensic class when someone broke into her great grandmother's home. police investigated, but couldn't solve the crime. so jessica did her own investigating. not only did she track down the stolen items, she also tracked down the thief. >> the investigator, he came and he was, like, my gosh, how did you find all this stuff here? i was coming here. and i was, like, i did injure
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job again. >> how did she do it? find out tomorrow when jessica joins me with her remarkable story. that's at 2:00 eastern time right here on cnn. three people were killed as flash floods swept through pittsburgh, pennsylvania, last night. a car with a mother and two children inside was swept away. flooding was so bad, rescuers couldn't even see the vehicle until the water receded. >> we were right over top of the vehicle that unfortunately the victims were in. and never knew they were there. the bottom of the boat didn't even scrape against the top of the car. >> one person is still missing. police say 11 people climbed into trees to escape the rushing water that was nine feet deep in some places. in wisconsin, strong winds flipped big trucks and cars on their sides. the high winds damaged buildings and snapped dozens of trees in half. one man died when the roof of his trailer collapsed. the national weather service is sending crews to determine if a
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tornado touched down. this has been quite a year of bad weather. huge disasters. let's bring in jacqui jeras, record-breaking in a lot of ways, monday tare etary and liv >> we released this week the top billion dollar weather disasters in 2011 and we tie with 2008 as of this point for the most of them. there are nine so far. and it is only mid-august. we have a long way to go. most of these you're going to remember and they'll resonate with you. we'll start out with the first $9 billion disaster and that's the southeast ohio valley and midwest tornado outbreaks. tuscaloosa, alabama, yeah, i think we have video to show you of that one, just to refresh your memory a little bit. this was the deadliest tornado outbreak, an ef-5 hit northern alabama, 78 people killed in that one. there were many, many other tornadoes that touched down in places like birmingham,
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huntsville, chattanooga, tennessee and 32 people d7 peop. the second one, may 22nd to the 27th, this one in the midwest and the southeast. remember, joplin, missouri, can't forget that one, that was a $7 billion disaster with this event. and, of course, joplin just started school this week and they're doing that in a mall because their school was destroyed. >> they were determined to, you know, try and resume some kind of normalcy for the kids at least. >> yeah. good to know they're back in school and learning. an estimated 180 tornadoes from that outbreak and 177 deaths overall. and that ef-5 that hit joplin, the strongest to hit the u.s. since modern record keeping began. this one, the drought and the wildfires burning across the southern plains states and the southwest. look at the pictures of the
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wildfires. who could forget the wallow fire in arizona, new mexico, arizona, southern kansas and western arkansas and louisiana. all dealing with the terrible conditions and as much as 75 to 63% of all range and pasture conditions in texas and oklahoma are classified as very poor. big agricultural problem as a result of this as well. over 2,000 homes and structures were lost as a result of the drought and the wildfires on going there as well. as we move on, think of the flooding. remember what has been happening across parts of the mississippi river. that was spring and summer of this year. including tu including tunica, mississippi, $4 billion in damages associated with this one. remember the rainfall we had, the record snow pack up north, all of that came down and we had record flooding in many areas. memphis, tennessee had a lot of flooding, and, remember, we opened up some spillways that we
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had never done since they had been developed as well. >> hard to believe this is all in one year. >> i know. >> only the eighth month. >> what one thing is missing on this list? >> i know, the hurricane activities. >> hurricanes. often as you take a look at lists from years past, you'll find hurricanes are often in the top five. so we're just getting started with the peak of hurricane season. we're probably going to beat that record now in 2008. >> thank you for putting that in perspective for us. appreciate that. so massive crowds by the way, overseas, gathering for world youth day. we'll look at what firefighters did to actually keep them cool there. ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ ♪ she was waiting up around the bend ♪ ♪ smile at me and then you take my hand ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, where delicious ingredients like toasted oats, with rich dark chocolate, sweet golden honey, or creamy peanut butter come together in the most perfect combinations. ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪
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checking international headlines now in spain, ecstatic crowds join the pope to celebrate world youth day. he held a mass at a cathedral this morning. pilgrims are enduring searing temperatures there to join the pope for an evening prayer vigil. that's why firefighters sprayed the crowds with water hoses to try to cool them down. in myanmar, long time opposition leader aung san suu kyi has vowed to work with the president for the country's national interests. the nobel peace prize winner who spent many years under house arrest was released in november. it is the first meeting with the president. in march, the military handed power over to him. and in new delhi, india, it is the fifth day of anna hasare's hunger strike.
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t we'll have more on the situation in india. it may be a world away about what is happening right now in somalia hits home. more than 12 million people in that region are in desperate need of food. and there is a special community here in the u.s. that is seizing this human catastrophe as a call to action. jill dougherty reports from minneapolis. >> reporter: tonight we'll be working with this, this is our rice pack. a monday night in minneapolis. 150 volunteers, many of them somali americans, are here to pack food for famine victims. this christian charity feed my starving children has pledged to send 5 million meals to the horn of africa. this woman has family in somalia. >> i'm glad that everybody is getting the food.
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>> this is simply the ideal, the perfect food for a child that is starving. designed by food scientists here in minnesota, it has all of the nutrients to rebuild that child. >> reporter: minneapolis is home to the largest number of somalis in the united states. 50 to 70,000, many of whom fled the civil war in their home land. at the carmel mall, almost everyone has family back home. for years, they have been sending remittances to their relatives. >> i have relatives in mogadishu. >> reporter: are they okay? >> everybody's hungry. >> reporter: but in war torn somalia, terrorized by the al qaeda linked group al shabab, money has disappeared. she says she's donating to the american refugee committee which works with the u.s. state department. >> never before has a diaspora community been so desperately needed. >> reporter: state department
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official don y amamoto visits countries and says this has brought people together. >> not only youth, but youth with their parents and elders. >> reporter: the famine galvanized somali american students like this one who just graduated. >> we have done car washes, we have done picnics we have done grocery bagging. >> reporter: this is a month of ramadan, when muslims fast during the day and eat bountiful meals at night. this student tells me she thinks all the time about people who don't have the luxury of fasting. >> in somalia, people don't get to eat at night. people don't get to eat at all. they're lucky if they even get to have a drink. >> reporter: the total number of meals you created tonight in just under an hour and a half time commitment time was 15,552
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meals. >> reporter: boxes ready to be shipped to refugee camps in kenya. 43 children will be able to eat for an entire year because of the food these volunteers have packed this evening. jill dougherty, cnn, minneapolis. and you can help the starving people of somalia. cnn can show you how. go online now and visit cnn.com/impact.
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board games have been around for generations. two mit graduates are giving them a high tech upgrade. gary tuchman brings us the story in this technovations. >> reporter: don't be fooled. this is no ordinary video game. they're called sift eos, electronic cubes. but the inventors say old-fashioned games were the inspiration. >> we used to think of when we talked about social games was checkers, board games where you sat around a table with other people face to face and played games with pieces on the table. we're bringing these two great play traditions together. >> reporter: the cubes represent all kinds of possibilities. >> miniature games that are about sorting number and spelling word, things like that. >> reporter: they say multiple players and movement combine the best of the old with the new. creating a whole new gaming
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experience. >> video games came along, they're awesome because they're interactive but they lose some element of the face to face dynamic of playing with game pieces. >> computing is getting to the point and sensing is get fointi the point where we can build devices. >> reporter: technology that speaks to the way we play. gary tuchman, cnn. desperately facing starvation, thousands of children depend on the work of a cnn hero. that's coming up. [ man ] i got this new citi thankyou card and started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ ♪ there it is. [ man ] so i used mine to get a whole new perspective.
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in northern kenya. our anderson cooper reintroduces us to magnus mcfarland and his organization. >> reporter: as millions struggle across the horn of africa in what they call the worst humanitarian disaster in the world, cnn hero magnus mcfarland barrow's organization mary's meals is in the middle of the crisis. >> we have been working in northern kenya for about four years now. we have seen the situation worsen steadily. today around one-third of the children are malnourished. and so we have a real situation of life and death. and because of that, we're trying desperately to expand our program to reach more children at risk. >> reporter: since 2006, mary's meals has been feeding thousands of young children in schools across the region. >> the mission is about linking food to education, that that education can be a way out of poverty for their whole community. >> reporter: they have responded to the drought crisis by feeding an additional 6,000 children
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daily. 24,000 in all. the kind of important global work for which magnus was named a top ten cnn hero last year and received an order of the british empire from queen elizabeth. magnus remains laser focused on the critical work in africa. >> we intend to reach many more thousands of children and we'll do that as funds allow us to. >> reporter: many more thousands of children to be supported by an organization already feeding half a million children daily in 16 impoverished countries. >> there is so much about the will of people to share a little of what they have in order that these children can be fed. >> if you know someone who deserves special recognition, go to cnnheroes.com. the social security administration killed a woman in new york city. well, she was declared deceased according to the government's computer system, but wait until you hear the headaches she
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a brooklyn woman has been trying to prove to the government that she is alive. that's because of human error changed her social security status to deceased. cnn's allan chernoff found out that such government goofups can very easily happen to you too. >> reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. that quote attributed to mark twain certainly applies to thousands of social security recipients every year, including one elderly woman who we met who received some very untimely news from the social security administration. marjorie louer is a healthy and vibrant 94-year-old, yet the social security administration thought she died five years ago.
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you look very much alive to me. >> i feel alive now. but at one time i didn't. >> was that because of what the social security administration told you? >> yes, exactly. yes. in fact, one young clerk looked me in the face and told me i was dead and i said, but i'm standing right here. >> reporter: marjorie went to her local bank to get some cash. but her atm card wouldn't work. when she went inside, a bank officer cut the card up right in front of her and said according to our records, you're dead. >> and i explained to her, well, i didn't feel dead but she insisted i was. >> reporter: to your face? >> to my face. >> reporter: someone inside the social security administration had accidentally typed in an incorrect digit while recording the number of a person who had recently died, leading the computers to believe that marjorie was the decedent. it happens all the time. about 14,000 times a year,
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according to the social security administration. what's more, when someone is recorded as deceased, their social security number and address are recorded in the death master file, that the public can purchase, raising the risk of identity theft for those who have already suffered the ultimate insult of being declared dead. social security told cnn mistakes do happen and there isn't a process where there will be zero mistakes. we try to correct these situations as quickly as we can. all righty. margy quickly had the mistake corrected, proving her identity to the bank and notifying social security, which sent her two months of missed payments. both social security and citibank mailed apology letters, but the memory of having been killed off remain a bitter one for marjorie. >> it is a dreadful experience to go through. you laugh and your friends joke with you, but inside you feel pretty sad about it.
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>> social security says it could be nearly error free if every state participated in a computerized system called electronic death registration. but only two-thirds of the states do. apparently because of a lack of federal funding for the program. fredricka? a look at our top stories now. two americans locked up in iran on spying charges learn today of reports that they have each been sentenced to eight years in prison. iranian officials say the two men crossed the border from iraq illegally. a third american was arrested along with the men, the iranian released her last year due to medical reasons. an uncertainty is swirling this weekend about the near future plans for moammar gadhafi. a government spokesman says the long time libyan leader is not going anywhere despite rebel claims that gadhafi is asking the governments of several other countries for refuge. u.s. officials say gadhafi may be preparing for a last stand in tripoli.
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the l.a. count yy sheriff's department says the rapper known as game won't face criminal charges for a tweet gone awry. last week the compton, california, sheriff's station was flooded with hundreds of calls causing the phone system to shut down. investigators traced those calls back to the rapper game's twitter account, which promised an internship and a number to call. the rapper says the tweet was a prank gone wrong. the l.a. sheriff's department says the prank was no joke. >> the people that were legitimately calling through with important calls would include two robberies, a spousal assault, missing person, hit and run. >> i spoke to game about the incident and here's what he said happened. >> it was hacked but it was by my friend. we were just -- my phone was laying around and whatever. his phone is laying around. my phone is laying around.
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we tweet from each other's page. that's what happened. >> what is your response to the l.a. police, which say legitimate calls about assaults and accident calls didn't make it through because of this mishap? >> it is a real sensitive subject. i never want to be, you know, the source of anything happening wrong to anybody or anyone not being able to get through the help lines at the police station. but it is a ten digit toll free number and, you know, when people are in trouble, they call 911. that's not to take away from the police, you know, them doing a job or them saying that there was a robbery or something happened. i don't ever want to see anybody hurt. i got kids at home, a woman at home. i'm not that guy. so my sincerest apologies to the sheriff's department. it was just a joke gone wrong. >> something else law enforcement says is a problem, swatting. it is a time of hacking that leaves emergency services to phony crimes. authorities say it is downright
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dangerous. earlier today, i got our legal guys talking all about it. >> what is happening here is groups of individuals or individuals for revenge or for jealousy or ego, not for money, go after targeted individuals, get into their x box, make up scenarios are people are being held at gunpoint, they have been slashed, they're holding their parents and what happens is when law enforcement hears this and gets it, they dispatch s.w.a.t. teams to try to break item. they can't tell if it is a prank or real. it costs about $10,000. a lot of problems. people could get killed in these raids and very dangerous. federal penalties for this. federal. >> using the wires. >> this is dangerous this is costly. and the sad thing about this, another sad thing about it is the people doing the hacking, they often get away with this. it is very difficult for authorities to trace and track down who is responsible for this. >> yeah.
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911 systems, fredricka, actually were created around 1968. long before this technology. so the difficulty is that technically it is hard to get a hold of these people, but what these cyber freaks are doing, these social misfits are doing is they're bragging about it. and since late 2010, congress decided to do something about it. they enacted the truth in caller i.d. act. and richard is right. penalty is up to five years in the penitentiary. if you're ebb gauurinyou're eng can spend time in jail for swatting. no ordinary school year in atlanta as the fallout from an unprecedented cheating scandal mounts. find out what is happening to the educators accused of inflating test scores and the students caught in the middle.
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what about them?
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atlanta public school students are seeing plenty of new faces as they start the new year. a state investigation implicated nearly 200 teachers and
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principals in a massive cheating scandal. and those educators have been replaced in the classroom with interim staff. cnn's julie peterson visited one school severely impacted by this scandal. >> did you have breakfast? >> reporter: this principal has his work cut out for him in his new job at atlanta's dobbs elementary school, hired just ten days before the start of classes. >> you're going to make me cry in a moment. hold on to that. let's tie your shoes. >> reporter: most of his responsibilities are obvious. >> i know we have one child with severe chronic asthma. >> reporter: like motivating. ♪ but there will be even greater challenges for subtlemire who was brought in as interim replacement for a principal implicated in the test cheating scandal, not by the students by the teachers and administrators. they were accused of changing answers to improve scores on
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standardized tests or failing to stop the cheating from occurring. at the school, the principal and four teachers were implicated and placed on administrative leave. >> i think my job as well as any other school leader's job is to create culture and positive culture. give yourself a big pat on the back. that's amazing. >> reporter: his message to teachers appears to be sinking in. >> we have a family and have a change either through marriage or death and our family is changing in a positive way. >> when you have a great leader, it really guides us and we're just following his lead and we're supporting him 100%. >> reporter: there is one point he emphasizes when talking with teachers and staff. >> the one thing that i did not care about was the standardized tests, the crt tests. i said what i care about most is that we can bring a child in here with a certain set of knowledge and that they exit in
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may with a greater sense and a greater understanding of the world. >> reporter: it sounds like you think people moved on, the staff, the families. >> sure. and i probably would be naive to think there isn't some skepticism out there or some, you know, what's it going to be like? i try and be as proactive as possible. excellent job, miss champions' class. have a fabulous friday, okay? >> okay. >> you can either wallow in the past and think about the things that could have happened, or you can think of the things that need to happen. >> reporter: julie peterson, cnn. also focusing on the future, the city's new school superintendent, errol davis replaced beverly hall who was implicated in the atlanta public school test cheating scandal and joins us live now. mr. davis, good to see you. i'll ask you about where that investigation goes, et cetera, but for now, you know, let's talk about the investigation and your focus right now, your focus
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to kind of restore some confidence in the public school system, the students, the parents, how do you prioritize that when there are so much to tackle at once? >> you're correct. there is a lot to tackle. we certainly -- i was on the job for two days and the scandal was dropped into my lap. i certainly have to deal with that. and we removed quite a few teachers and principals and administrators and we had to struggle to replace them before school started. and the schools are now open. they opened for the most part with a full complement of teachers. we had many substitusome substi high school level where we have difficulty attracting teachers always, but at elementary level, we had a full complement it is up. it is running. and i'm starting to worry about not only day to day, but strategic problems and challenges. >> sometimes before you can look forward, you to have to look back. it means investigating how did this come to be?
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how deep is this scandal, how complicit, involved, were educat educators. in that, is there an internal investigation as well as, you know, criminal investigations that are under way? >> let me first put this in context. we had 178 people who were implicated in the cheating scandal out of a complement of in excess of 3,000 teachers. so most of our teachers do a wonderful job every day. they're very committed, very hard working. and they are angry. they're angry and they are grieving that they have been tarred with this very broad brush of cheating. and they are adamant that they didn't and if anything it is motivating them to prove it and by working harder. >> the cheating has meant the standardized testing that was under way, some teachers were allowing students to move on when perhaps some students needed a little bit more assistance in learning in certain fields. in the end, it is the student
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who was failed by the system. how do you reach out to those or identify some of those kids that are still in the public school system to try to address their needs as a result of cheating that may have taken place on the administrative teaching level? >> well, we're candidly wrestling with the issue of how do you identify a child who needed help in 2009, who had two more years of schooling and they may have in fact caught up. so i believe the answer is going to be we're going to assist every child and those children that are not where they should be, we will provide them additional assistance because i think it is almost impossible to identify every child that was harmed or implicated by cheating. >> we heard it on the federal level from the education department, the standardized testing should be optional now in many school districts. you're a product of public schools. standardized testing was not being utilized when you were in public schools. at this juncture, are you feeling like, you know, atlanta
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public schools needs to reconsider standardized testing or are you married to that idea? >> i am no great fan of high stakes single point testing. i believe that the children as well as the teachers should be judged on the body of their work, not just in an instant snapshot of it. but also you should understand that we don't have all the flexibility that we would like to have. many of the tests are mandated by the state. some are mandated by the federal government. and so we will comply with the law, but how we evaluate teachers will be focused more on what value are they adding to the student and how do we measure that over time. >> what do you suppose one of the greatest memories of your public school experience that you think might be missing from public schools that you hope as a new superintendent to perhaps bring back to public school education? >> like every person of my generation, of course, we were always smarter and more disciplined. but i think the aspect of classroom discipline is a little
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bit different today. the challenges are a little bit different. we are a microcosm of society and we have a lot of societies, challenges, which didn't exist when i was a child in our classroom. our teachers hopefully are trained to deal with -- >> so things outside of the classroom that you're talking about, challenges that need to be addressed. >> absolutely. issues of poverty and hunger, we have significant number of students that we feed not, not only one, but two meals a day because you really can't learn when you're hungry. >> how does that get addressed then outside of the classroom? if you're talking poverty and families are strapped, they don't have any other options, how do we as a country help address that? >> well, you know, i'm on a centralized policymaker in washington. but, again, we have to get this economy going and depending on what side of the political spectrum you're on, you can either talk about stimulus to get it going or you can talk about balancing budgets to get
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it going. probably the truth lies somewhere between the two of those. >> atlanta public schools superintendent errol davis, thank you so much. nice to meet you. all the best on your new endeavor, leaving the corporate world and now into the public school system. thank you very much. >> appreciate it. a man in india is being called the modern day gandhi. he's on a public hunger strike and people throughout the nation are rallying to his cause. his message, and whether india's leaders are listening next. a w! with aveeno nourish plus moisturize. active naturals wheat formulas target and help repair damage in just 3 washes. for softer, stronger... ... hair with life. [ female announcer ] nourish plus. only from aveeno. energy is being produced to power our lives. while energy developement comes with some risk, north america's natural gas producers are committed to safely and responsibly providing decades of cleaner burning energy for our country, drilling thousands of feet below fresh water sources within self contained well systems and using state of the art monitoring technologies,
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colorado across india today people are packing public stages. he's a long-time indian activist who's on a hunger strike and today is day five. he very openly invokes the images of gandhi and his protest is against the out of control corruption that indian people endure in their every day lives. let's talk more about this man. let's talk about who he is and how he has -- he is being recognized, isn't he, widely as kind of the new gandhigandhi? >>'s he's a 70-year-old campaigner, but this year he has struck a nerve nationwide
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because indians are really disgusted with the corruption which pervades society, from a policeman who's taking a bribe, to the vegetable vender who wants a permit to sell vegetables to voters. >> he's recognized kind of as a man of the people. >> as a man of the people. >> he's wearing the homespun clothes, the clothes that gandhi used to wear. a hunger strike, that's the water, that's the only thing he's having right now. but some have criticized his tactics as going too far, undermining policy of democracy. >> so what are the parliament officials doing in response? >> he's willing to negotiate with him. but he wants a national consensus, he's come out this week saying that the goals are
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noble, he respects them, he supports them, but the way he wants to achieve them, is part of india's parliamentary society. he's offered dialogue, but they can't agree on legislation. he wants a broader, wider legislation, he's going to be fasting, he's given the government 15 days to draft its portion. and india has a law against hunger strikes and they can force feed him or give him sustenance and not allow him to die. but there's going to be a negotiation. >> thanks so much. >> a broad section of society is supporting him in india. >> all right, keep us posted on this, thank you. pet owners, listen up. they may be a little bit curious
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